Rise Up - Part One

The Rise Up board game is a social justice simulation, teaching students how to build people power and work on behalf of a cause. All players are on the same team, collaborating to build a movement and become a positive force for change. The first day of this two-part seminar is devoted to learning strategies and tactics. Students select a cause, serious or fun, and learn how to organize and communicate for a shared goal.  

Faculty: Andy Rodgers - Social Studies 6 and Jason Jung - Fine Arts

Dates Offered

December 7, 2018
March 8, 2019

Explore More

Interested in exploring this topic more deeply?

  • At home: Stay in the game: a copy of Rise Up is available for checkout in the MS Media Center.


  • Great books: Sr. Regina Drey’s commemorative book “St. Mary’s Academy: 150 Years” illuminates our shared school history. This book is available for checkout in the MS Media Center.


  • Documentary: If You Build It is the inspiring story of ten high school students making a difference in Bertie County, North Carolina.

Why Social Justice?

The mission of St. Mary’s Academy includes a commitment to helping “students to be powerful agents of change.” This seminar encourages sixth-grade students to begin to find their voice and contemplate how to improved the world around them.